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Law professor honored as Citizen of the Year

Russ Lovell, professor of law at Drake University Law School, has been chosen as Iowa Juneteenth Observance’s Citizen of the Year.
May 23, 2013

Drake Law professor publishes book on HIV/AIDS governance

Peter K. Yu, professor of law and Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Drake Law School, recently published The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines, with Edward Elgar Publishing. The book brought together leading scholars from multiple disciplines, including intellectual property, human rights, public health, and development studies.
May 6, 2013

Mansfield's 'The Sparks Fly Upward' performed at MIT

After a popular debut in Des Moines in 2008, a piece from the opera “The Sparks Fly Upward,” written by Cathy Lesser Mansfield, a professor of law at Drake University Law School, was performed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Holocaust Commemoration on April 8.
May 2, 2013

Drake Law student helps pass legislation

When Sydney Kronkow, a third-year law student from Byron, Ill., started her legislative internship at the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) in May of 2012, she had no idea she would have the opportunity to see Governor Branstad sign her bill into law.
May 2, 2013

Therapy dogs combat stress at Drake Law

In an effort to help students and faculty combat the stress of finals, the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund hosted therapy dogs.  The Des Moines Register featured the event.
May 2, 2013

Drake Law students work to enhance sustainability in community

Students in Professor Jonathan Rosenbloom's Sustainability and the Law class at Drake Law School are continuing a successful tradition of coordinating with Des Moines area organizations to enhance sustainability in the community.
May 1, 2013

Drake Law team wins ABA Client Counseling nationals

Nathan J. Borland and Katheryn Pearson Thorson, both third year Drake Law Students, were named National Champions at the American Bar Association's National Client Counseling Competition Final Rounds at Baylor University Law School in March.
April 25, 2013

Foxhoven recognized for commitment to Iowa families

Jerry Foxhoven, executive director of the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic and professor of law at Drake University Law School, has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Margaret Hess Leadership In Family Empowerment (LIFE) Award given by Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.
April 23, 2013

Drake's Agricultural Law Center to host first Cuban law professor in U.S.

Drake University Law School welcomes Professor Maritza McCormack from the University of Havana Law School to campus this week.
April 1, 2013

Children's Rights Clinic, School of Education to host panel on school delinquency

Keeping schools safe, while not relying heavily on juvenile courts to address problem behavior at school, has become a prominent issue generating national debate. We want to help our young people and ensure their successful futures, but when does misbehavior at school cross the line and become a police matter? Please join us for an important multi-disciplinary panel discussion on this topic at Drake University.
April 1, 2013

Consumer finance panel to feature Drake Law professor

On Thursday, March 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will convene a public field hearing in Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss the agency’s Consumer Complaint Database. The field event will feature remarks by CFPB Director Richard Cordray, followed by a panel discussion with consumer groups, industry stakeholders, and education and financial experts.
March 27, 2013

Twenty students complete internships in Legislative Practice Center

Drake Law School’s Legislative Practice Center has placed 20 students in second year Legislation Internships for the spring semester. Most students have been placed with a Chair, Vice-Chair or Ranking Member of a Committee of their choice.
March 13, 2013

Second delegation of Drake Law students immersed in Cuban agriculture

Drake Law students made a second trip to Cuba this January to study agricultural law reforms. Professor Neil Hamilton, director of Drake’s Agricultural Law Center, led the group along with Emiliano Lerda, LW’10, consultant to the Center on Latin American agricultural law, and Matt Russell, food policy coordinator in the Center.
March 12, 2013

Drake Law hosts 76th Annual Supreme Court Celebration

A 76-year tradition continued this past weekend as Drake Law hosted another successful Supreme Court Celebration. The Supreme Court Celebration is held annually to honor the Iowa Supreme Court for its commitment to justice and legal education and to recognize achievements by students, faculty, alumni and friends.
March 11, 2013

Jane Lorentzen named 2013 Drake Law Alumna of the Year

Each year, in conjunction with the annual Supreme Court Banquet, Drake Law honors one of its own. This year’s winner of the Drake Law Alumna of the Year award is Jane Lorentzen, LW’91.
March 11, 2013